Julian Wilson Wins Von Zipper Trials, Into World Juniors

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Oakley’s Julian Wilson (Coolum, QLD) continued his impressive comeback to competitive surfing today, taking out the Von Zipper Trials at North Narrabeen and gaining entry into the prestigious Billabong ASP World Junior Championships.

Having only returned to competitive surfing last week after a long lay off with an ankle injury, Wilson dominated the competition today, delivering his own brand of dynamic, radical aerial surfing to take the title.

“I felt really confident out there after a strong result last week,” Wilson said. “The ankle felt good, my body felt a bit stiff, but all in all I can’t complain.”

In holding aloft the trophy today, Wilson also cemented his position in the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships where he will face off with the hottest junior talent on the globe.

“I really wanted to win this event and make it through to the main event,” Wilson said. “I have never really done that well at this event, so I’m really out to contest for the title – but it’s going to be tough.”

The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships is sure to be mind-blowing as the best, most radical, progressive junior competitors from around the world get ready to battle it out for a prestigious ASP World Junior Title.

And with a standout crew of local talent on hand to thwart the hopes of their international rivals, the 2008 Billabong ASP World Junior Championships could be the year for resurgence from the Australian challengers.

With competitors traveling far and wide from the eight ASP world regions (Europe, South Africa, South America, North America, Hawaii, Australasia, Asia – plus ASP International region) the Aussies won’t have it all their own way.

Author

Tess Weaver

Date

January 05, 2009